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1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
One of the most incredible, exhilarating & heart-pounding action films to come out in a long time, The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is possibly the purest form of action extravaganza that has graced the film canvas in years which, apart from bringing a smile on every action film lover with its maddening depiction of blood, violence & insane fight sequences, also marks a significant breakthrough for the so-far-invisible Indonesian film industry to come into the attention of world cinema audience.
Although by no means it is a perfect film, but when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, thrilling factor & entertainment value, action films don't get anymore exciting, inventive or satisfying than this high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle. The plot…
Auf Empfehlung von Wolf. Sehr gut.
I really wanted to like this film more than I did. After hearing almost nothing but praise for Gareth Evans's The Raid, I eagerly sought it out in an attempt to be blown away by the visceral action sequences as everyone else seems to have been. Though I can agree that these action sequences are fantastically choreographed, it's hard for me to feel much else for this film.
I prefer a smart, slow film over an over-the-top action fest. I agree that a lot of the action sequences throughout this film are incredible to watch. Once the soldiers and henchmen ditch their guns and start solving their problems the old fashioned way, the action becomes fascinating to watch. There were…
Weak plot but maybe the best action scenes I've seen in years.
Sheer adrenaline rush. Terrific fight sequences.
action action action
Um dos melhores filmes de ação/pancadaria, com excelentes coreografias, luta nua e crua e um roteiro que te prende do início ao fim.
Film di botte estenuanti e di assalti azzardati, che poteva anche chiamarsi 'Operazione Old boy' o 'Grosso guaio nel condominio'.
L'impressione è che il registro grossolano, ma mai comico, e serioso, ma mai drammatico, purtroppo depotenzi l'azione.
10/10: Minimal plot, but non-stop gratuitous, gory violent action. The Raid is groundbreaking in it's reality/intensity and quality of choreography. Each fight scenes are so real that you feels like you are watching real men fight for their lives. Imagine the gun battles are more intense than the bank robbery scene in Michael Mann's Heat (1995), the apartment hallway battles make the scene in Oldboy(2003) look like a Pixar film and you don't have to wait for more than 1 hour to see the close combat fight between Donnie Yen and Collin Chou in Flashpoint (2007). Must watch! Highly recommended!
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